|Name||Albert L. Lehninger|
|Birth||(1917-02-17)February 17, 1917 Bridgeport,Connecticut|
|Institution||University of Wisconsin–Madison
University of Chicago
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine)
|Famous Research||Metabolism studies, textbook authorship||Doctoral Advisor||Edgar J. Witzemann|
Events Occured in Scienctist Life
In 1948, he discovered, with Eugene P. Kennedy, that mitochondria are the site of oxidative phosphorylation in eukaryotes, which ushered in the modern study of energy transduction.
He earned his Bachelor of Arts in English from Wesleyan University (1939) and went on to pursue both his Masters of Science (1940) and PhD (1942) at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.
In 1952, he went to the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, assuming the title of DeLamar Professor of the Department of Biological Chemistry.
He served in this position until 1978, when he was appointed to the role of University Professor of Medical Sciences.
He held this title until his death in 1986.